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Buying old domains

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by chc89, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. chc89

    chc89 Junior Member

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    i am planning to buy few old domains from a person. What do you think is it a good investment for future? Or should I buy new domains?

    All domains are 8-10 characters in length.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. yuppy

    yuppy Regular Member

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    you risk buying one that is banned from google, digg or other social networking sites, or banned as a spam site.

    But its not always a bad idea, pending the name of the domains. I just stated the risks, benefits

    -already listed in google
    -aged
    -could have backlinks already
    -could have traffic already

    theres more but those are the basic ones
     
  3. chc89

    chc89 Junior Member

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    Ok i will keep all these points in mind while buying old domains. But I want to know that how can I check how many backlinks a domain is having? Is there any special tool to check it?
     
  4. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    Search google for backlink checker, or use google to find sites that link to that site.

    Also, the value is in the name itself really. If you are paying for age might as well pay for a decent name with age.
     
  5. seomanifest

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    If you are buying them for their age be aware that as soon as a transfer takes place it loses its age and very possibly also PR
     
  6. chc89

    chc89 Junior Member

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    Oh I was not aware that while we transfer domain it loses its age. I will keep it in my mind while buying it.
     
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    why do they lose age? how much age do they lose?
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    transferring domains aren't losing their ages :) I just moved one .net domain couple of days ago from godaddy to directi and everything works super nicely :)
     
  9. dondeal

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    Domains don't lose their age!

    I bought an eight year old domain with PR4 in early Feb. I added thousands of pages and now my $80 investment is worth $9,000 in one month!

    The domain will lose it's PR for a couple weeks and then Goog will give it back. Old domains with High PR is where the money is ....
     
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    How do you know your investment is worth $9000?
    Did someone offer you that price?
     
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    chowyoungfat Regular Member

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    I think it is pretty important that the domain names are decent and relevant, age is a bonus.
     
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    predayshus Junior Member

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    The BEST place for buying domains.

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    http://www.freshdrop.net/
     
  13. celek

    celek Newbie

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    i have a 8 yrs old domain, PM me if you're interested
     
  14. berrycorp

    berrycorp Guest

    umm have 2... 11-12 year old domains lying with me...

    have brandable names... i liked them... so picked them up like 2-3 years ago.. have done nothing much... but they have some traffic...

    will be willing to sell both for $100... bought them for the same money...! let me know if interested!
     
  15. buyaccount88

    buyaccount88 Junior Member

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    what is your budge?
     
  16. projext

    projext Regular Member

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    Its an exotic bird:)

    I love these sites that say your domain is valued a $10,000...of course they would love to sell it or you for a listing fee

    The expansion of differing tld's have diluted the market a lot